Wednesday 12 December, 08:30 - 10:00
Hambro’s Café, Kristian IVs gate 7, Oslo
- ANGELIKA RETTBERG
Associate professor Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, head of the Political Science Department and director of the Research Programme on Peacebuilding (ConPaz).
- AUGUSTO VARAS
President of the EQUITAS Foundation (Chile), previous co-ordinator of the International Relations study area at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO-Chile) and former Ford Foundation representative for the Andean region and Southern Cone.
- JAN EGELAND
Director of Human Rights Watch Europe. Previous executive director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. UN secretary-general’s special adviser on Colombia from 1999 to 2002 and state secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1990 to 1997.
On October 16th 2012 the Colombian government and the FARC initiated a dialogue that hopefully will result in a peace agreement. Should an agreement be reached a huge effort will be needed from both Colombian society and the international community to implement it successfully. This seminar will discuss the role that the international community, particularly Europe (and specifically Norway) and Latin America, could play in support of a post-conflict peacebuilding process in Colombia.
Registration: https://nettskjema.uio.no/answer/52096.html before December 7th
Free entrance, breakfast will be served.
Latin American Tendencies - A Forum for Dialogue is a series of quarterly breakfast seminars on main political, economic and security trends of importance for Norwegian engagement with Latin America, organised by NorLARNet with the support of NOREF.